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  • Drum Lessons

    (3 reviews)

    I offer drum lessons for beginners and advanced, and for all ages. I will help you find out what makes a good drum teacher, and how to avoid the mistakes that most people make, risk free. Everything I share with you comes from personal experience and my passion to hold drum teachers to a higher standard, so no one has to have a bad musical experience and waste time and money on useless music lessons. Gift certificates are available.

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  • Affordable Drum Lessons

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    Get affordable drum lessons with a former Berklee College of Music and current MI instructor. Be the drummer you want to be with affordable lessons from a professional touring drummer and educator! Whether you're a beginner, a seasoned pro or somewhere in between, take your playing to the next level. Lesson plans include: * All styles (jazz, rock, pop, funk, blues, hip-hop, fusion, metal, Latin, world, etc.) * Hand or foot technique * rudiments * fills * sight-reading * odd time * polyrhythms * linear applications * interdependence or 4-way coordination * double bass * rhythmical concepts * improvising * soloing * speed and endurance workouts, and much, much more Please call or email if you are interested. My studio is in downtown L.A. I will travel to your home, if preferred. All levels are more than welcomed, including beginners. I would like to work together with you to structure lessons that we both can agree; it will be fun and educational at the same time. I'm very interested in your input, and I can adjust teaching strategies accordingly to match your learning style and interests. It's never too late to learn to play an instrument. If you've been thinking about picking up the drums for a while and have been putting it off or if you already play but your playing has gotten stale, now is the time to get it together.

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  • Drum & Percussion Lessons

    (1 reviews)

    I provide high quality drum set, percussion, piano and guitar lessons. With over ten years experience as a teacher, I have the ability to adapt my teaching style to fit each student's needs. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student of music, I can help take your playing to the next level. I am professional drummer and percussionist with touring experience, having worked with Grammy-winning bands and performed at all types of venues and events in Los Angeles, and all over the United States and Mexico. I am professional, reliable, and passionate about music and education.

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  • Drum Lessons

    We will go over theory, reading, and rudiments. You may also bring a CD that you may like and learn how to play your favorite song.

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  • Creative Drummer

    About me: - 23 years of drumming experience (performing, recording, and touring) - attended the Berklee College of Music - well versed in all musical styles - can teach sight reading if desired - excellent with people, very patient but focused - strong focus on fundamentals such as subdivisions, hand control, physicality and approaching song structure - great with kids and other beginners I come to you! My rate is $50 per hour.

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  • Drum Lessons

    SHERRI Rivers-Uy SUMMARY I’m a Philadelphia native who has been playing music for all my life. I’m a seasoned percussionist, having played with a wide array of instruments. I started my career in church as a member of the choir and eventually became the main drummer, as well as a drumming teacher. My sound is best described as eclectic. I have had the pleasure of playing with different bands and different genres ranging from hard rock to jazz to reggae to techno. PERCUSSION EXPERIENCE Drum machine, made beats using Protools, Logic, and other music software for Dub Step Group 2012-2013 Full drum set, electric drum set, tambourines for multiple Pop bands 2009-2011 Full drum set, drum machine for Indie Rock band 2008-2009 Full drum set for Hard Rock band 2008-2009 Full drum set, Cajon for Latin Band 2008 Electric drum set, full drum set, drum machine, congos, hang drum, and xylophone for techno band “El Malito” 2007-2008 Full drum set, cymbals, timbale for Classical Christmas band 2005-2006 Full drum set, drum machine for R&B Band 2004 Full drum set and tambourines for Reggae band 2003 Full drum set for Soft Rock band 2002 Full drum set for Jazz Band 1997 Snare, Cymbals and Tambourine for College Drum Corps at Shippensburg University (Music Scholarship) 1995-1997 Xylophone for High School Drum Corps 1992-1995 Main drummer for Church choir Instruments played (list not exhaustive): Full drum set, congos, bongos, maracas, chimes, djembe (African floor drums), tambourine, washboard, cow bells, wood block 1989-2002 TEACHING EXPERIENCE Drumming instructor for High School Nation (highschoolnation.com) 2015 Drumming teacher for Church choir 1995-2002

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  • Drum & Music Lessons

    I am a drummer and composer who can help you learn to play the drums! I can also help you out if you want to learn a little bit about music theory or even about the piano! I offer drumset lessons at all levels, and I offer piano lessons at beginner levels. I've been teaching for the past 5 years and I love to do it! I have plenty of experience teaching at high school, in studios and privately. I'm hoping you're excited to learn a fun new skill! I offer reasonable prices and am willing to drive to you, or have you drive to me. As a drummer, I also play in many bands, and should you need a band to provide entertainment for an event, I can provide that service. I can put together a band to play almost any genre for you! I have small jazz groups, country bands and cover bands, depending on your needs.

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  • Drum Instructor

    I am pleased to announce that I will be offering drum lessons for the summer! I am highly experienced in a variety of musical styles, with a vast historical knowledge of drumming from my studies at UCLA. I recognize the individuality in music and in musicians. Therefore, in order to for a student to really absorb the most from my lessons, I form lessons based on what they want to learn, not what I think they should learn. It does not matter the skill level: from very beginning to advanced, there are things I can teach you to elevate your drumming to the level you imagine it can go. Lessons are generally held in my drum studio located at UCLA. However, if you live near Westwood and own a drumset, I am available to make house calls! I am a very easy-going person and will give lessons in a very encouraging environment, but I take music education very serious and employ highly structured lesson plans based on the student's individual skill level. Lessons are generally 30 minutes weekly or an hour bi-weekly. However, schedules are very flexible, and we can make something work no matter how tight your schedule is. So call me or email me, and lets get started turning you into the drummer you always wanted to be! All the best, Colin Short Colin Gordon Bio: Colin Gordon is a graduate University of California Los Angeles, earning a degree in Ethnomusicology. With a focus on performance, Colin was under the tutelage of jazz legends Kenny Burrell, James Newtown, and Tamir Hendelmen. He studies jazz drumming under brush master Clayton Camron as well as tabla under Abhiman Kaushal. Well-versed in the styles of jazz, rhythm and blues, rock, fusion, afro-cuban, funk, hip-hop and drum corps, Colin has already received both the ASCAP Foundation and Gluck Foundation scholarships for his excellence in the field of drumming. Colin has also received the 2009-2010 Music Outreach Scholarship for excellence in the field of music education. He currently works with Indie-Pop putting touring bands together and playing with such artists as Yuna, The Cataracs and Dev. With styles of music always merging and emerging, Colin's studies have revealed that it is absolutely necessary to understand and incorporate the full history of the music into your playing or writing. This is the only way to stay true and honest with the music, allowing you to break new boundaries while using the music of the past to carve a definite path. With ambitions and dedication as limitless as music itself, Colin looks to use his creativity and passion to leave an undeniable mark in music.

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  • Beginner Drum Lessons

    Do you have a drum set that does nothing but collect dust? I can help get you started on your career as a musician or at least help you impress your friends and family. With 10+ years of live drumming experience, I will turn you from a simple noisemaker into a beat-pounding beast.

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  • Guitar, Bass & Drum Lessons

    I specialize in custom guitar, bass, and drum lessons for beginners to intermediates. I will focus on making a lesson plan based on what the student wants to achieve musically. Music is a universal language that anybody with the right amount of patience and desire can have the privilege of speaking of. I'm willing and able to help others realize that playing and creating aren't far out of reach.

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  • Fun Music Lessons

    (2 reviews)

    I offer guitar, drum, lap steel, bass and piano lessons. I'm a young film composer giving fun lessons. I encourage all levels to create music and learn theory as well. I also enjoy teaching all levels and styles of musicians how to become better writers. If you'd like to have fun while learning, then please get in touch!

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  • Music Lessons

    (1 reviews)

    I am a recent graduate of the UCLA Jazz Studies program, studying jazz guitar for four years with Kenny Burrell and Wolf Marshall. I currently teach an after-school children's drum program at El Marino Language School and other Westside schools. I taught for the past two years at the Boys and Girls Club of Hollywood as their private guitar instructor. My students have ranged from children as young as 5-years-old to teenagers and adults. I recently helped a 20-year-old jazz student of mine get accepted to Berklee College of Music's guitar program I play in jazz, pop, and rock band around town and work as a jazz and R&B DJ every week at a restaurant in DTLA called Coronado's.

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  • Carlos Fornie

    (1 reviews)

    I have an AA degree in drums performance from the school Los Angeles College of Music. I have 5 years of teaching experience in English or Spanish. My goal is to have fun in every lesson because music is made to have fun and good times for all styles and ages, specializing in beginners and intermediates who want to discover or rediscover the passion for music. I also play a little bit of piano, so I offer the possibility of jamming together at the end of the class! We can also prepare together for a recording session or drums composition or get into electronic sounds. All inquiries are welcome.

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  • Music Instruction

    (2 reviews)

    MusA Music Academy is the premiere music school in the Koreatown area. We give lessons in voice, piano, guitar, drums, violin, saxophone, and all other wind, brass and string instruments. Mark Savage is a top-notch music-theater and pop vocal instructor. After years as a performer, he began writing musicals and wrote and directed several hit shows. Now he is concentrating on the next generation of singing talent and running the musical theater workshop, a year-round developmental group that culminates in our annual summer camp musical production.

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  • Guitar Lessons

    With each individual student, I offer exercises, songs and techniques to practice that will help you to immediately begin seeing positive results. I believe that anyone can play the guitar well and take their next step in music. It makes a big difference if you have the right teacher to help you learn the music you love. Most people who have attained proficiency on their instrument had someone who took the time to guide them along their way. Much of what is thought of as difficult to play or understand in music is only mysterious until it is explained and practiced intelligently. Learning an instrument in a music recording studio environment has many advantages and is a lot more fun, creative and rewarding. From your teacher jumping on drums or bass for you to develop your independence and timing as a player and recording prepared projects you've been working on, to playing at a higher volume to get to know your gear's real sound, the rocking memories you'll walk away with will fuel your inspiration to practice and improve fast. My focus is to help you achieve your goals on your instrument. Learn to play the music you love! Lessons are often followed up with custom-made instructional videos. Lessons are held at SAS Studios in Los Angeles. I offer a reduced rate trial lesson and multiple lesson package pay plans. For more information, please call or email me.

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  • Music Lessons

    My school teaches piano, guitar, bass, vocal and drum lessons. We provide an excellent In Home service, tailored with benefits for all of our students. Learn more at dlcmusicacademy.com

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  • Music Lessons

    Welcome to our new Thumbtack profile! Quite simply, music is our life, and we want to get you playing. If you are looking for engaging and fun music instruction that will bring out the very best in you or your child, then you've come to the right place. For over a decade, our proven, knowledgeable staff has worked closely with thousands of parents and students, matching them with highly vetted instructors, providing the best musical results possible. Whether students are preparing for an audition, wanting to enhance their skills for the school band or simply have a desire to learn how to sing or play an instrument, our teachers specialize in many areas, taking great care in providing instruction that is both highly educational and enjoyable. Come join us, and discover why the world's most famous musicians from groups such as Metallica, Poison, The Guarneri Quartet, The New York Philharmonic, Arista Records, Lauren Hill and Def Jam Records choose us for their children's music education. The following are top 10 reasons you'll think we rock: * Great match guarantee -- Your 100% satisfaction or the trial lesson is free * A+ BBB rating -- Rated highest in the industry by the Better Business Bureau * Proven teachers -- 5% acceptance rate for teacher applicants * Custom lessons -- Catered to each student's specific goals and needs. * Safe -- Comprehensive background checks of national, state, and county records * Affordable -- Choose for your budget and no registration fees * Easy payment -- Monthly pay as you go or opt for a lesson package * Convenient -- Home, studio, or online lessons -- 30-minute, 45-minute, and 60-minute lessons * All ages and levels -- Child to adult; novice, intermediate, advanced, and professional * Fun recitals -- Play for family and friends at one of our recitals (optional) Our Philosophy: We recognize the need for convenience and flexibility within the schedule and budget of each student. We take time and consideration in pairing each student with a professional music educator who will help develop an understanding of all fundamental principles in music. We provide affordable in-studio lessons (locations close to your work, school, or residence), in-home lessons (at no additional charge), and online lessons (via Skype). Let us know the days and times that you are available; we would like to work with your schedule. There are no registration fees and no long-term contracts. Musika Music Lessons offers easy pay-as-you-go monthly billing and affordable lesson packages. We are happy to accommodate each student with any special requests that they may have. Teaching Methods/Styles: Private lessons are common for students that are just starting out or are wanting to advance to the next skill level at their own pace. From classical to pop, the teacher will create an individualized lesson plan that captures the student's interests. Our teachers will share effective techniques, while stripping away bad habits that may be holding the student back from progressing. How It Works Getting started is simple! 1. Contact Us 2. Get Matched 3. Take a Risk-Free Trial Office hours are as follows: * 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Monday-Friday * 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Saturday Call today to speak to one of our student-matching specialists. Qualified Teachers: Selecting for the top 5% of applicants, teachers in our network have graduates from the nation's leading music conservatories, colleges, and universities. Many strive for higher learning, and have continued their education through advanced degrees, workshops, and seminars in music education. Our teachers have been featured in The New York Times, Billboard Magazine, Rolling Stone Magazine, Guitar Player, and The Pianist. Counties serviced are Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino, and Orange County. Instruments taught are piano, violin, guitar, voice, cello, viola, flute, clarinet, ukulele, fiddle, drums bass, trumpet, trombone, and saxophone. Try us out risk free! We are confident you will love our service. So much so, that if you are not 100% satisfied after you trial lesson, it's free. That is guaranteed! Start your musical journey. Contact us today!

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  • Dance & Music Lessons

    We offer the following services: * Ballroom Dance Lessons * Belly Dance Lessons * Dance Lessons * Drum Lessons * Guitar Lessons * Hip-Hop Dance Lessons * Piano Lessons * Salsa Dance Lessons * Singing Lessons * Violin Lessons * Other Music and Dance Lessons

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  • Private Music Instruction

    I offer world-class, private music instruction, specializing in drum set, percussion, piano, and music theory. I customize the lesson experience to specifically target your own personal goals and musical interests.

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  • Tutoring Services

    I am a recent graduate of Occidental College where I majored in politics and cognitive science, graduating with honors in cognitive science and summa cum laude. I love learning as well as sharing ideas with and teaching others about nearly anything, from literature to neuroscience to standardized testing at various levels. Aside from specific subjects, I can also try to help you improve your writing or general organizational skills and have worked with students and professionals of nearly all ages. Since graduating in May of 2014, I have been tutoring privately and semiprivately, giving music lessons and touring as a drummer for White Arrows with the bands, OK Go and Priori, among others (so if you want to learn about music or drums/percussion, I'm happy to help out there, too!). Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Thanks! As far as timing, the following usually holds true. For students in elementary school, I suggest around 45 minutes per session; though some individuals may want or need a little more or less time. For students in middle school and above, I recommend 60-90 minutes, depending on the material and the student's individual needs. Please find the prices below -- thank you again! * 45 minutes -- $35 * 60 minutes -- $45 * 75 minutes -- $55 * 90 minutes -- $65

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Evan Stone

From banging on cardboard boxes to receiving his first drum kit at age 12, Evan started playing professionally in a rock band by the age of 13. He has been trained by world class master drummers such as Peter Erskine, Jeff Hamilton and Roy Burns and has traveled around the world to perform his own music as well as performing onstage alongside well known artists such as, Jimmy Roberts, Alex Ligertwood, Phil Perry, Aly and AJ, Maynard Ferguson,Tom Scott, Eric Marienthal, Toni Childs, John Beasley, East Bay Soul, and many more.

I have many years of teaching experience and performance experience which allows me to do my job rather effectively. The drum lessons I offer help teach the student how to work towards mastery of their craft and, in turn, develop the skills to become a professional working musician.

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  • Professional & Fun Drum Lessons

    Unleashed Drum Studio🎶

    (25 reviews)

    Whether you want beginning drum lessons or are already on an advanced level, you can try Blake Paulson services. He offers mobile private drum lessons, and covers funk, Latin, jazz, and more.

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  • Studio & In-Home Drum Lessons

    Drumming Uncut

    (6 reviews)

    Take drum lessons at your own pace when you choose this company. They offer packages and give a free drumset to students who pre-pay annual lessons. They teach all ages and levels.

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  • Affordable Drum Lessons

    Steve Bolognese

    (6 reviews)

    Hire Steve Bolognese if you need a professional who offers drum instruction services at affordable rates. He specializes in jazz, rock, pop, funk, blues, hip-hop, fusion, metal and Latin styles.

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  • Hand Drumming, Percussion & Rhythm Instruction

    Eric Robnett

    (3 reviews)

    Learn African, Brazilian, Latin, and pop hand drumming or percussion and rhythm with the help of Eric Robnett. Apart from percussion instruction, he also offers drum set lessons for kids.

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  • Drum & Music Lessons

    Seb Drum Lessons

    (1 reviews)

    This private drum school is owned by an experienced teacher and musician who is also a producer and composer for TV and film. He offers drum classes for kids and adults.

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  • Drum Lessons With A Pro

    Bill Brennenstuhl Drum Lessons

    (1 reviews)

    Reach your dream of becoming a drummer with help from Bill Brennenstuhl. He is a world-renown drummer who offer drum instruction for beginners to advance. He also has private lessons.

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  • Drum Lessons

    Charlie Woodburn Drum Lesson's

    (1 reviews)

    Charlie Woodburn has 25 years of combined experience in teaching and playing drums. This drum instructor has played in a jazz and marching band as well as in an orchestra.

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  • Online Drum Lessons

    Mark Schulman- (P!NK, Billy Idol, Sheryl Crow)

    Mark Schulman offers Skype online drum lessons from his recording studio in Venice to drummers of all levels around the world. He is a master drum instructor who is highly in demand internationally.

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  • Music Lessons

    Mobile Music School

    Esjay Jones is a professional songwriter, singer, drum and vocal coach with a decade of experience on the road teaching and touring. He has five number one hits under his belt.

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  • Drum Teacher

    Kevin Katich

    Kevin Katich is a drum teacher who specializes in all major forms of music such as metal, jazz, and more. He also teaches a multitude of percussion instruments including conga, tabla, and more.

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  • Drummer Lessons

    Thanasi Moustogiannis

    Thanasi offers his best drum lessons to individuals of all levels. He is among the professional drum set teachers who are able to balance the excitement of playing an instrument with learning.

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  • Professional Drum Lessons

    Out of Hock Drum Studio

    Learn to play your drum set with David Hocker. He is a veteran jazz drummer and a drum teacher and educator offering private drum lessons as well as master classes for all ages and levels.

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  • Drum Teacher

    Good Pointer Music

    Enhance your musical ability and learn drums with professional drum teacher Noel Poyner. His drum set lessons would cover rudiments, sight reading, groove comprehension and others.

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  • Drum Lessons

    Andrew Black

    After years of performing live and touring, Andrew Black now takes the school of rock to you. He offers private drum lessons to interested students at their home or his.

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  • Private Drum Instructor

    Flores Drumming

    Enroll in Andres' drum classes and easily learn how to play your favorite beats. He is among the best drum teachers and percussion instructors who do music theory and note reading workshops, and more.

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  • Drum Lessons

    Chuckernaut Music

    Learn drums from experienced professional drummer Chuck vanHaecke. He has been providing private drum lessons for over a decade, and offers instruction in his studio or your own home.

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  • Drum Lessons

    Nick Mason Drum Lessons

    Get drum set lessons in a private studio with Nick Mason of Rock Nation. He offers professional percussion and drum lessons for all skill levels and ages.

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  • Drum Instructor

    Vigen Sayadian

    If you want to learn drums, hire Vigen Sayadian. He provides private drum lessons using hand drums, Latin percussion, Arabic and Persian dumbek, djembe and more.

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  • Drums Lessons

    Sivan's Drums Lessons

    Sivan Carmi is an experienced drummer who has his own studio where he can hold private drums lessons. He is a patient and goal-oriented teacher who is also willing to hold sessions at your place.

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  • Drum & Percussion Teacher

    Burbank Drum Studio

    Jeff Stern is a music teacher who provides in-studio percussion and drums lessons. He has over 25 years of experience playing these instruments.

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  • Drum Lessons At Your Home And My Studio

    J. Flaks Drums

    Learn drums and play to the beat of your song with J. Flaks Drums. He can do one-on-one drums lessons either at his studio or your home. His private drum lessons are fun and affordable.

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  • Drum Instruction

    Remy on Drums

    Learn to play drums with Remy on Drums. She offers fun and informative drum lessons. She teaches jazz, Latin, funk and all types of contemporary music.

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  • Rockin' Drum Lessons

    Chris Hudson

    Want to play drums like a rock star? Chris Hudson is a professional musician who graduated from the Musicians Institute. He provides fun drum set lessons.

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  • Drum Teacher

    Tom Sala

    Tom Sala offers affordable drums lessons in his studio or at your home. Keep him in mind if you want to learn drums from a professional recording artist and experienced drummer.

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  • Drum Lessons

    Michael Agorrilla - Professional Drummer

    Learn drums and be entertained by the music you can do through Michael Agorrilla. He teaches reading and transcribing, drum set lessons, groove and percussion playing, tuning, soloing and more.

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Rialto, CA

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